News & Announcements


  • Holiday Office Hours

    Posted December 8, 2021

    The week prior to Christmas, our office will be open for in person payments at our payment window only on Dec. 22. (exact change will be required for cash payments). The office is closed on all ...

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  • Winter Property Tax Bills Have Been Mailed

    Posted December 8, 2021

    Winter tax bills have been mailed. If you are expeccting a bill and do not receive it by December 15, please email treasurer at charterportagetw dot org to get a copy re-sent via email or mail.  ...

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  • Office Closed 12/6/21 for weather

    Posted December 6, 2021

    Our office is closed, 12/6/21 due to weather. W are often closed when local school districts are closed for weather.  

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  • 2022 Budget Review

    Posted November 29, 2021

    On November 29, 2021 there will be a public meeting for the review of the 2022 proposed budget. The meeting will be conducted at the Township Office at 3:00 P.M. est.

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  • Special Meeting for Bond Resolution Acceptance

    Posted November 23, 2021

    On November 23, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. EST there will be a Zoom Meeting held to review and accept a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of sewage disposal system revenue bonds, series 2021. This is ...

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  • December 14, 2021 Special Meeting to Finalize the 2021 Annual Budget

    Posted November 21, 2021

    On December 14, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. there will be a, "in-person" meeting, at the Twp. Office to finalize the 2021 annual budget and to pay any outstanding bills.

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  • Office Hours

    Posted November 19, 2021

    Attention Residents: The Township office will be open on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 10 AM - 2 PM Sorry for the inconvenience

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  • November 29, 2021 - Budget Review Meeting for 2022

    Posted November 15, 2021

    There will be a Public, In-Person Meeting, on November 29, 2021 (Monday) to review and discus the 2022 Township Budget. The meeting will start at: 3:00 P.M. at the Township Office located on Green ...

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  • Green Acres Road Sewer Project Update

    Posted November 12, 2021

    >> After a number of years the USDA - Rural Development (RD) funded the Township, based on the UP - Engineers estimate, a loan/grant combination to build this directly drilled sewer project and ...

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  • 2021 Twp. Budget Review and Acceptance

    Posted November 11, 2021

    On December 14, 2021 there will be a "in-person" public meeting at the Twp. Office located on Green Acres Road for the final review and acceptance of the 2021 annual budget. It will occur at 3:00 P.M. ...

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  • PLanning Commission Meeting Scheduled for December 15, 2021 (Wednesday).

    Posted October 14, 2021

    The Portage Twp. Planning Commission will conduct their final meeting of the year on December 15, 2021 (Wednesday) at 7:00 P.M. utilizing Zoom Software. The Zoom Meeting ID: 857 0926 3576 The Zoom ...

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  • Clerk Office Hours

    Posted July 29, 2021

    Attention Residents: The Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, July 31st from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. to accept absentee ballots.

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  • Copper Country Recycling Initiative

    Posted July 8, 2021

    The following attached PDF - describes where you can recycle certain items in the Copper Country.

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  • Attention Residents: Please see the statement from Canal View regarding their millage renewal

    Posted July 6, 2021

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  • Water and Sewer Rates in Township

    Posted June 30, 2021

    By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates  - they became effective October 1, 2020.

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  • July 19, & December 13, 2021 Board of Review Meetings

    Posted June 14, 2021

    The Township Board of Review (B.O.R.) will conduct these two public, "in-person" meetings at the Doelle Senior Citizen Center located in Tapiola both beginning at 10:00 AM.  The business items ...

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  • 2020 Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted June 10, 2021

    The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is a required, yearly summary of the water quality testing done by the Township and it's (2) suppliers (City of Houghton & Adams Township) of water supplied to ...

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  • August 3, 2021 Election update

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...

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  • May 10, 2021 (Monday) Monthly Bd. of Trustees Meeting

    Posted May 6, 2021

    The Charter Township of Portage will conduct their Monthly Meeting on May 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM using Zoom. The public is invited to attend and participate during the (2) Public Comment Periods. The ...

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  • Road Dust Summer Program

    Posted April 20, 2021

    The Houghton Road Commission is once again offering Calcium Chloride as a dust pallative during the summer months. It is being offered through the Township at $1.80 per gallon. Please contact the ...

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  • Adult Use/Recreational Marijuana Ord. #148

    Posted December 15, 2020

    At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...

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  • 2021 Township Monthly Meetings

    Posted December 15, 2020

    Until further notice the Twp. will continue to hold monthly Board of Trustee meetings remotely using Zoom. Monthly meetings will occur on the second Monday of each month at 10:30 A.M. (See Attachment ...

  • For Review: Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    For citizen review.

  • Latest Stormwater Runoff Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Here is the latest Township Stormwater Runoff Ordinance that will be discussed at a a Planning Commission Public Hearing on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom remote software. (See Planning ...

  • New CARES Act Website/Information

    Posted March 31, 2020

    Here is some information about the newly passed Cares Act which has the Payroll Protection Program contained within it. Such entities as: eligible non-profits, independent contractors, small ...

  • How to set up automatic payments from checking and savings accounts

    Posted March 17, 2020

    Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills

  • Township and the CoVid 19 Virus

    Posted March 16, 2020

    The Township has taken steps to limit both the public as well as staff possible exposure to the CoVid Virus. (see attached memo)

  • Battery Recycling

    Posted November 5, 2019

    Here is an excellent, informative web-site about battery recycling:

  • Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

    Posted May 14, 2019

    At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

  • Water/Sewer and Initial Hook-Up Rates

    Posted March 28, 2019

    As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.

  • Property Tax Payment/Explainations

    Posted July 18, 2018

    Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your ...

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

    Posted August 2, 2017

    Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

  • 2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan

    Posted May 18, 2017

    This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan

    Posted July 26, 2016

    This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.